Efforts will focus on empowering small-scale producers, promoting good agricultural practices through demonstration plots, and fostering youth leadership, among other areas.
The Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), Manuel Otero, strengthened the joint work program with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), which focuses on the promotion of the intensive use of technology to raise productivity, and Codex Alimentarius standards.
Countries are making headway in developing a regional strategy and national surveillance plans to prevent and control this problem in animal-based products.
During a meeting in Costa Rica, the countries harmonized their stances prior to the General Session of the World Organisation for Animal Health, to be held at the end of May.
Costa Rican authorities and experts from the public and private sectors receive a mission from Trinidad and Tobago to learn about the Costa Rican experience in the application of Good Agricultural Practices.
The organization also promoted production strengthening and food trade.